Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Municipal Election Candidate Forums, Thursday, February 11

Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington Avenue

Municipal Judge Candidates Forum  5:30 to 6:00 P.M.
Ignacio Gallegos
Virginia Vigil

City Council Candidates Forum 6:15 to  7:45 P.M.
District 1: Marie Campos, Frank Montaño, Kathryn P. Kennedy, Renee Villarreal
District 3:  Chris Rivera
District 4: Mike Harris

Sponsored by
The League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County
The Santa Fe Public Library
The American Association of University Women – Santa Fe

Visit the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County website to download the Municipal Election Voters Guide: http://www.lwvsfc.org/.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

February 2016 Art Displays at SFPL

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of February!
Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library "Love Letters: I Love My Library" (Patron letters to the library)

Main Library Display Cases: Santa Fe Book Arts Group "I Love My Library" (Mixed-media books)

La Farge Display Case: Prentice Chatfield: Doodle Art

Southside Branch Library: Available, submit your own art for display in the coming months!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

La Farge Valentine’s Weekend Book Sale, Feb. 13-14

There’s nothing like a supply of new books to help you and your Valentine celebrate your love of reading. Mark your calendar now for the La Farge Valentine’s Weekend Book Sale!

Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Discount books, open to the public all day, no members-only hours
Sunday, February 14th from 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Bag Day: Just $5.00 a bag

La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street

Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM during the Bag Day sale.

All proceeds from the Friends bookstores and book sales go to support our Santa Fe public libraries, purchasing new books or other media and supporting library programs. Our bookstores and book sales are staffed by volunteers from the Friends. Perhaps you would like to volunteer? Working a book sale is a fun way to help the Library and meet new Friends!

FAA: Painted Paper Collage, February 5 at Main

Thursday, January 28, 2016

La Farge Young Adults Meet Randi's Reptiles

The La Farge Library Youth Advisory Board had some special visitors come for their YA meet up. Randi’s Reptile Rescue visited the group to talk about our reptile friends and how we too may help them. Many got over any fears of snakes and everyone enjoyed holding all of the scaly creatures.

Photos and post by JG

Read Shakespeare Out Loud -- Close Reading of Shakespeare

Do you love Shakespeare? Or think it too hard ? Either way, let’s read from a play out loud together and talk about it. All ages are invited, whether you have experience with Shakespeare or not. You can read or just listen. Join us and have fun.

Join with readers of Shakespeare to read Shakespeare out loud together. Close Readings will be held at the Santa Fe Public Library Branches in February in conjunction with the New Mexico Art Museum’s exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Close Readings will be held Monday, February 1 at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Other readings will take place February 8 at 6 p.m. at the La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, and February 15 at 6 p.m. at the Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Road. No reservations required. The group will read the first scene of King Lear together! All materials supplied.

Readers of all ages and any level of experience with Shakespeare are encouraged, as well as anyone who just wants to listen. No experience of Shakespeare or acting needed!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence Announce Town Hall at Southside Library, Feb. 1st

The City of Santa Fe and a coalition of service providers and advocates will host a town hall meeting on February 1st, 2016. The meeting serves as an opportunity for the community to come together and discuss gun violence and prevention in Santa Fe.

A panel of community leaders leading the discussion will include Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, Miranda Viscoli (New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence), the Santa Fe Police Department, District Attorney Jennifer Padgett, Erin Doerwald (Sky Center Santa Fe), Sheila Lewis (Santa Fe Safe), State Senator Nancy Rodriguez, and SFPS Student Anthony Rivera.

The event will be held at the Santa Fe Public Library's Southside Branch at 6:00 PM, on Monday, February 1st.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Check out La Farge's new displays!

Our first display is in honor of Shakespeare. We wanted to showcase Shakespeare’s work in celebration of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s exhibition of the First Folio!

We also have a Romance display in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Post and photos by MV

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Preschool Story Time Spring 2016 Schedule

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 24

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold their annual business meeting on January 24, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Main Library, beginning with a briefing of Friends business matters and followed by special guest speaker Lois Palken Rudnick.  Refreshments will be served.

Lois Palken Rudnick has been researching and writing about northern New Mexico for almost all of her adult life. A retired professor, she chaired the American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 26 years, before retiring in 2009 and moving to Santa Fe. She has taught, published, and lectured widely throughout the U.S.A. and internationally on modern American culture, history, and literature, most especially on the writer and artist communities of Santa Fe and Taos. She is best known for her numerous books on Mabel Dodge Luhan, the doyenne of the Taos art colony in the early 20th century. Among her many books are Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds; Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality; Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture; and The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture.

Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting
January 24, 2016, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SFPL Director Pat Hodapp's 2016 Resolutions from the SF Reporter

Pat Hodapp
Director, Santa Fe Public Libraries

“Well, my hopes and dreams are always the same. I hope that Santa Fe has the best libraries that they deserve. Great cities deserve great libraries, and that is still my hope. I dream that this is going to happen, or continue to happen, in the next year, that way every child in Santa Fe has access to books and information.”